EURAVON aims at:

  • Developing and promoting the EURAVON online system (through innovation of psycho-attitudinal, performance-based, emotional intelligence, perception etc. tests), which recognizes, assesses and certifies skills and competencies acquired by youth volunteers during their own experiences, by non-formal or informal youth learning.
  • Covering the lack of recognition of skills that are gained through volunteering activities as non-formal learning experiences to become a motivating factor for the youth volunteers which will create a bridge between volunteering and youth education (by Declaration of competencies system).
  • Supporting the acquisition of key and transversal competencies by youth volunteers through EURAVON competencies toolkit into new context and countries.
  • Piloting the EURAVON system with at least 100 volunteers and minimum of 30 TSO in Europe.
  • Supporting the establishment of a clear legal framework and clear rules for volunteers and volunteering around the member and non-member states (Turkey).
  • The promotion of employability of volunteers through the certification of recognized qualification levels.
  • The exploration of possibilities to strengthen the link between volunteering and health/welfare with regard to the ageing society.
  • Fostering transnational mobility of volunteers through the start-up of a network among TSO, universities and other institutions, which may be possible only through an official and mutual recognition of their skills, competencies and experiences acquired in the various EU countries.
  • Strengthening dissemination/exploitation networks of key stakeholders to inform policy & practice and maximising exploitation of our products & sustainability of the project outputs, its partnership & networks after the project lifetime.
  • Running seminars & workshops in each partner country to gather & utilise expert input from each stakeholder regarding product content, quality & attractiveness ; to increase project impact & exploitation & sustainability potential.
  • Fostering social cohesion and social inclusion in order to develop solidarity by voluntary activities, which will increase peoples’ tolerance towards disadvantaged groups in society and help reduce racism and prejudice.
  • Increasing the level of Corporate Social Responsibility where both the private and public sector can play an important role in promoting voluntary activities.
  • Supporting the priorities of Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018) – EU Youth Strategy and specifically the policy recommendations of the EU Youth report.

Target Groups:

  • Youth volunteers (≥ 500 per Turkey; ≥100 per Bulgaria, Cyprus and The Netherlands)
  • Third sector organisations
  • Universities
  • Organizations managing voluntary service programs